Other than hosting resource-demanding websites, there's a further reason to buy a virtual or a dedicated server for yourself - to make your web hosting company. This is a constantly growing business, because more and more people and businesses start their world wide web presence, which means that they need web hosting space and a domain. If you have a server, you can create website hosting package deals and sell them, so that you can not only cover your expenses when you host your personal sites on the server too, but you may also make a good profit by running a profitable business. What you need for that is a server, a billing program, which will be the link between the reseller web site and your web space, plus a business account with a payment processor such as PayPal or 2CheckOut, in order to be able to receive online payments. The advantage of reselling server space over the usage of an ordinary reseller program is the fact that your clients will have more resources and you will be able to install the server-side software which their websites may need so as to operate effectively. The latter is not possible with a shared hosting reseller program, because you'll have certain restrictions in this regard.